Former Presidential Candidate and Governor Dead at 75

Photo Credit: By Roger H. Goun from Brentwood, NH, USA - Trinka and Bill, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2998020

Former Gov. Bill Richardson, who also was a 2008 Presidential Candidate and Cabinet member of the Clinton administration, died on Saturday at the age of 75.

NBC News reports:

Bill Richardson, the former New Mexico governor, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and Secretary of Energy under President Bill Clinton, died Saturday, according to the Richardson Center for Global Engagement. Richardson was 75.

Mickey Bergman, Vice President of the Richardson Center, commented in a statement, “Governor Richardson passed away peacefully in his sleep last night. He lived his entire life in the service of others — including both his time in government and his subsequent career helping to free people held hostage or wrongfully detained abroad,” Bergman said.

“There was no person that Governor Richardson would not speak with if it held the promise of returning a person to freedom. The world has lost a champion for those held unjustly abroad and I have lost a mentor and a dear friend.”

This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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